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Organization tips and clean recipes

Kind of a weird mix no? People have asked me for some of my organization tips so I decided to share them on my blog, along with some clean recipes that I made last week! w00t!

I’ve been on an organization binge lately, it’s turning into an addiction actually, it’s rather amazing. I think it all started when I saw this picture on pinterest (which is something I’m also addicted to and this has greatly helped my skills!)

So I started loosely following that. Then it build onto something else, my bathroom looked pretty crappy, so together with my husband we devised a plan to have it re organized to look better so I created these to take some of the ugly mess away:

 

I just bought plastic square tubs from the dollar store and also bought that adhesive wallpaper and put it on the box, then I glued ribbon around it to make it look pretty!  That picture has to be moved though because it doesn’t fit there, and the stuff isn’t exactly supposed to show on the top of the basket like it does in my picture, but I’m not OCD so I don’t really care all that much, it looks a heck of a lot better than it did before let’s just say that! (Sorry I don’t have before pictures).

Next thing I found on pinterest was this idea: An organization board.

Except mine looks like this and it’s different:

Instead of plywood I bought a cork board (which was bigger than the one in the tutorial for the original) and I got some paint from michaels. With my hubby’s help I painted the cork board and bought the frames from the dollar store, got cute clamps from staples and used command stripes to hand the frames. I made my own cleaning list and inserted it. I also made the flowers myself from another tutorial I found on pinterest! Once my husband hung this for me, you have no idea how incredibly happy this made me! I hung it right near my dishwasher so every time I go to put dishes away or take dishes out I always look at it, I stay on top of my meals this way – it’s so great!

So after this project was done, I came into the spare bedroom and saw how awful my closet looked:

And decided to do something about it. So later on in the day I had to run to town to do some errands and I needed to go to Canadian tire, and look what was on sale there!

I was delighted so then I got to work and while my son had a nice long 3 hour nap, I owned this closet and now it looks like:

If you’re wondering how I hung the milk crates from the rod, I used curtain shower hooks! Pretty awesome, also an idea stemmed from pinterest. I also did this with my ribbons (idea from pinterest:

 

So that’s that for now, if I have more organization tips I will post them some other time. My favourite is def my organization board though! It’s so amazing!

Onto clean recipes.

Thursday I made spaghetti sauce, but because of my mission to eat healthier and more vegetables I tweaked my recipe so I am now going to share it! It’s a crock pot recipe because I love not having to add more time to cooking supper than necessary so I put this in in the morning and it’s ready by supper time!

Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 cans of tomato or regular spaghetti sauce

1 can of tomato paste

1 whole round of garlic (8-9 cloves)

5-6 leaves of Fresh basil

2 celery stems

1 green pepper (or other coloured peppers)

1 onion

1 Avocado

2 cups of chopped small spinach

1 grated carrot (optional)

1 TBSP Italian Seasoning

1/2 tsp of oregano

1/2 tsp of sage

1/2 tsp of parsley (or 3 stems of fresh parsley)

Dash of salt

Dash of pepper

Chop up everything, not too large but not too small either, put in crock pot, add and mix together. The garlic is what makes this recipe taste so good, just sayin’. 🙂

Set on low for 6-7 hours and smell the loveliness throughout the day!

On Saturday Paul wanted to BBQ, so I created a random marinade, recipe for ground turkey burgers, this has to be the best I have made to date, and boy, do they taste amazing!

BBQ Turkey marinade recipe

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(sorry it’s a phone picture so not the greatest quality)

lb of ground Turkey

1 egg

2 tsp of Chia seeds

1/2 avocado

3 TBSP of ground flax seeds

1/2 cup of Wheat free whole oats

1/2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp of Dijon mustard

1 TBSP of Olive oil

2 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of wheat free soy sauce

Pepper

1 tsp of dried parsley (Fresh is better! I just didn’t have any on hand)

Makes 7 medium – large size burgers

Mix all together and let sit in fridge for 3-4 hours, then make into burgers and grill. My husband would have devoured all of them if possible!

I served this with sweet potato fries and some lightly fried zucchini, onions and sugar snap peas (So yum!)

Happy organizing and eating! 🙂

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